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Toyota Coaster Review, For Sale, Specs, Models & News in Australia

If you’ve ever been a passenger on a mid-size, two-axle minibus it was almost certainly a Toyota Coaster.

Popular with schools, local area tour operators as well as sporting and social clubs, the Coaster has built a reputation for comfort and reliability over five decades on sale in Australia.

The line-up currently starts at $138,080 for the Coaster Standard and ranges through to $142,180 for the range-topping Coaster Deluxe.

Toyota Coaster Dimensions

The dimensions of the Toyota Coaster People mover vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2024 People mover 2635x2080x6990 mm 185 mm
2023 People mover 2635x2080x6990 mm 185 mm
2022 People mover 2635x2080x6990 mm 175 mm
2021 People mover 2635x2080x6990 mm 175 mm
2020 People mover 2635x2080x6990 mm 175 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Coaster Dimensions

Toyota Coaster Fuel Consumption

The Toyota Coaster is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Diesel fuel type(s).

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2024 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2023 People mover 2.8L Diesel 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2022 People mover 4.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2021 People mover 4.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO
2020 People mover 4.0L Diesel 5 SP MAN
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Toyota Coaster Models Price and Specs

The price range for the Toyota Coaster varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $138,080 and going to $142,180 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2024 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO $138,080 $142,180
2023 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2022 People mover 2.8L, Diesel, 6 SP SEQ AUTO
2021 People mover 4.0L, Diesel, 6 SP AUTO
2020 People mover 4.0L, Diesel, 4 SP AUTO
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Toyota Coaster Towing Capacity

The Toyota Coaster has maximum towing capacity of 1400kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2024 People mover 1400kg 1400kg
2023 People mover 1400kg 1400kg
2022 People mover 1400kg 1650kg
2021 People mover 1650kg 1650kg
2020 People mover 1700kg 1700kg
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Toyota Coaster Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the Toyota Coaster here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • The door alarm in 1998 my Toyota Coaster is sounding even when doors are closed

    These alarms work via small switches that physically detect whether the door is open or shut and also whether the door is locked or unlocked. It's a school-bus thing as that's what a lot of Coaster were used as and it's designed to alert the driver if any of his or her charges decide it'd be fun to open the rear door on the way to school.

    Clearly, the door and its lock are not giving the bus the message that the door is shut and locked, so the first thing to check would be the little switches that control this message. You'll usually find them inside the door jamb where they're activated when the door is shut on them. But the rear of a vehicle is where dust tends to be drawn and settles, so the switches can sometimes fill up with dust at which point electrical contact is lost and the alarm doesn't know where it is.

    You can buy a product in a spray-can called electrical contact cleaner. A quick spray of this along with cycling the switches manually a few times (with your finger or a chopstick or whatever) can sometimes restore normal operation. If not, you could be looking at a broken wire or some other kind of electrical problem in the dashboard or anywhere else along the wiring loom's path. But a quick fiddle with the relevant switch is a good first shot.

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  • What are the best van options for wheelchair modifications?

    From the sounds of things, you need a vehicle that can accommodate the wheelchair as an actual seat in the car rather than having the chair folded and stored for the journey. With that in mind, a van or people-mover is by far the best best bet and the news is good, because there are plenty of choices. For a while there, people were converting Ford Falcon station-wagons for this task, but since the Falcon is no longer made, vans have become the new default vehicle to convert. Which makes plenty of sense.

    There are specialist firms around that will carry out whatever conversion you require and tailor-make the ramps, lock-down points and grab-rails you need to make it work for you. Switched on companies will sit down with you and discuss your precise requirements and engineer something bespoke if necessary.

    At the moment, the list of car choices is pretty long and includes the new Hyundai Staria, VW Caddy, LDV G10, VW Caravelle, Renault Kangoo, Renault Trafic, Hyundai iLoad, Mercedes-Benz V-Class, Toyota HiAce and, in case you need something really big, even the Toyota Coaster. Some of these companies are also registered as NDIS suppliers.

    But don’t rule out a second-hand vehicle, either. There are websites around listing used wheelchair-accessible cars for sale. Some will be ex-taxis, but others can be relatively low-kilometre cars that might just have the exact layout you were looking for.

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  • How many seats does the Toyota Coaster have?

    The Coaster is rated to seat up to 22 people.

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  • Is the Toyota Coaster a 4x4?

     The Toyota Coasters sold in Australia are rear-wheel-drive, not 4x4. There are companies which specialise in building 4x4 Coasters, however.

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Toyota Coaster Wheel Size

The Toyota Coaster has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 215x70 R17.5 for People mover in 2024.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2024 People mover 215x70 R17.5 215x70 R17.5
2023 People mover 215x70 R17.5 215x70 R17.5
2022 People mover 215x70 R17.5 215x70 R17.5
2021 People mover 215x70 R17.5 215x70 R17.5
2020 People mover 215x70 R17.5 215x70 R17.5
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All Toyota Coaster Wheel Sizes

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